With Love from Snoopy, Charlie Brown & the Peanuts Gang at the Singapore Philatelic Museum in conjunction with SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE
“Snoopy is a very contradictory character. In a way he’s quite selfish. He likes to think of himself as independent, and he has dreams of doing things. Without Charlie Brown he couldn’t survive, but Snoopy won’t even give Charlie Brown the love and affection he deserves. That’s part of the humour.” – Charles M. Schulz, Snoopy Creator (1922 – 2000)
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang are household names today, but did you know that although the comic strip debuted in the United States in 1950, it was only published in Singapore’s newspapers 11 years later in 1961?
You can now get your Peanuts fix at Singapore Philatelic Museum’s (SPM) With Love from Snoopy, Charlie Brown & the Peanuts Gang Exhibition in conjunction with Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie, running from 2 December 2015 to 30 April 2016.
The first comic strip introduced Charlie Brown, and was published on 2 October 1950 and marks the 65th anniversary of the comic strip. Aside from the movie and exhibition at SPM, Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) will also be launching Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie commemorative MyStamp folder and lanyard. The exhibition and the limited edition MyStamp are organised in cooperation with Twentieth Century Fox, the movie distributor.
Celebrate all things Peanuts and philately through a showcase of rare stamp artworks, stamps, and first day covers dating from 2000 to 2015, as well as comics and collectibles. The exhibition is divided into various sections touching on different aspects of Peanuts. The main gallery is devoted to the entire Peanuts gang, introducing the characters and some of their traits, as can be seen on the big screen in the upcoming Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie. A portion is dedicated to Charles M. Schulz (1922 – 2000), the creator of Peanuts, who created almost 18,000 Peanuts comic strips well-loved around the world.
In line with SPM’s focus on philately, the exhibition highlights the relationships the Peanuts characters have with friends and family members through the letters they write. These include writing to “Dear Santa” and “Dear Gramma and Grammpa”, to ask for gifts or to thank their grandparents during the Christmas period; sending and receiving of Valentine’s Day cards; and letters to Charlie Brown’s pen pal.
Spreading the festive joy is a Christmas section featuring special Peanuts stamps and comic strips related to the festival.
You can trace the origins of Christmas and the Christmas tree, learn more about Christmas-related practices such as carolling, as well as discover when the first Christmas stamp and card were created.
Another section highlights the times when the comic strip was brought to life through television, musicals and movies, one of which is a Peanuts TV special titled A Charlie Brown Christmas, a Christmas special first aired in the United States on 9 December 1965. Visitors to SPM will also enjoy greater insight into the making of Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie through the exhibition before it launches on 10 December in cinemas.
SingPost has collaborated with Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie to mark this occasion with a special edition MyStamp folder and a lanyard. Featuring the 12 popular characters from the world’s famous comic strip, this is a true collectible for both stamp lovers and true Snoopy fans.
With Love from Snoopy, Charlie Brown & the Peanuts Gang Exhibition
Singapore Philatelic Museum
23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
Date: 2 December 2015 – 30 April 2016
Opening hours: Monday (1.00pm – 7.00pm);
Tuesday – Sunday (9.30am – 7.00pm)
*From 1 January 2016:
10.00am – 7.00pm daily
Admission charge: Admission to the exhibition is free. Usual museum admission charges apply.
Free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents
Admission charge for foreigners: Adult $6 | Child (3 to 12 years) $4